Blizzard of 1888 makes Winter of 10-11 look like cakewalk

Blizzard of 1888 makes Winter of 10-11 look like cakewalk

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:49 am

Did anyone see the article in the Star-Ledger yesterday? We think we've had it bad this winter. Not yet, anyway. It hit the east coast over a three day period from March 10 to the 13 starting as rain and turning to snow. 22 inches in NYC and 52 FEET on Long Island. :shock: The winds were nasty. 400 souls were lost most of which didn't appear until after the melt. If you have a few minutes, check out these links to
the story, the
picture gallery, and especially
this picture. Any guesses what that is in the cart? It was mighty important cargo at that time.
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Re: Blizzard of 1888 makes Winter of 10-11 look like cakewalk

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:20 am

Could it be coal ash?

I was disappointed in the pictures, I wanted to see some of NJ.
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Re: Blizzard of 1888 makes Winter of 10-11 look like cakewalk

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:40 am

My bet is the guys with horse drawn wagon are off-loading coal. The paths are open to that building with all those chimneys behind them. They'd need something to keep that roof hot enough to make all of those icicles.

Three of the six pictures were from Newark, NJ. Credited to the Newark Public Library.
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Re: Blizzard of 1888 makes Winter of 10-11 look like cakewalk

PostBy: Sting On: Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:04 am

And I thought it was horse poo -= wheelbarowed out of the stables, dumped on a pile, and shoveled up into the honey wagon.
:shock:
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Re: Blizzard of 1888 makes Winter of 10-11 look like cakewalk

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:02 am

Sting wrote:And I thought it was horse poo -= wheelbarowed out of the stables, dumped on a pile, and shoveled up into the honey wagon.
:shock:


Them be shovels Macy, not dung forks. Don't be pushing that plow too fast. :lol:
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